*THE CNO PREMIER LEAGUE 2018* WEEK 10 UPDATE

by

Douglas Okojie

_The highs the lows and everything in between_
This week the CNO Premier League makes a full circles and begins its return journey. We take a look at some of the stories that has the made the league very interesting.

THE HIGHS:
The league has brought together the old and the new generation chess players in Nigeria to player on an online platform www.lichess.org. A feat that up till this time was never imagined. FM Dabee (a member of the old generation) leads the pack with 46 points from 17 games. He is closely followed by FM Adminbrucefan (a new generation player) with 46 points from 18 games.

The league also has titled and untitled players playing together in a league. (so the league is not just for the Masters). The highest ranked untitled player is Udemzo who is 10th on the table with 28 points from 18 games.

THE LOWS
Skydeborov had to pull out of the league citing network and job challenges.
Xhibitz’s account was blocked by lichess for cheating. The implication was that he could no longer play in the league.

EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
Time, duration of the league, number of games played, managing the league with work life and family balance. These issues are being treated and some may not be treated this season but taken into account next season. At some point the CNO would call for input from players on how to make the league successful.

Please when we call let’s hear your voice.

 

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